Project Description

Safari Description

The 4 star, malaria free, Aquila Private Game Reserve stands in an area of 4,500 hectares of Southern Karoo Highlands encapsulating breathtaking majestic mountains, rivers, valley’s and kloofs. The land can be divided into three separate biomes – Fynbos, Renosterveldt and succulent Karoo.

Itinerary

12h00: Welcome drink on arrival.
12h15: Full buffet lunch served in the restaurant.
13h30: Depart on 2-3 hour game drive in open safari vehicle
16h30: Depart to Cape Town
06h00 – 07h00: Depart from Cape Town
09h00: Welcome drink at Aquila
09h00 – 10h00: Buffet breakfast served in restaurant
10h15: Depart on 2-3 hour game drive in open safari vehicle
12h45: Full buffet lunch served in the restaurant
13h45: Time at leisure in the reserve.
15h00: Depart for Cape Town
06h00- 07h00: Departure from Cape Town
09h00: Welcome drinks at Aquila
09h15: Buffet breakfast served in restaurant
10h15: 2 hour Horseback Safari
12h30: Full buffet lunch served in the restaurant
13h45: Time at leisure in the reserve
15h30: Depart for Cape Town
06h00 – 07h00: Depart from Cape Town
09h00: Welcome drinks at Aquila
09h15: Buffet breakfast served in restaurant
10h15: Depart on 2 hour Quad bike safari
12h30: Full buffet lunch served in the restaurant
13h45: Time at leisure in the reserve
15h30: Depart for Cape Town
06h00 – 07h00: Depart from Cape Town
09h00: Welcome drinks at Aquila
09h15: Buffet breakfast served in restaurant
10h15: Depart on 2-3 hour game drive in an open safari vehicle
12h30: Full buffet lunch served in the restaurant
13h45: 2 hour Horseback or Quad bike safari
15h30: Depart for Cape Town

*These times are all approximate and may fluctuate depending upon seasons and hotel location.

All safari options close to Cape Town are in newly established private game reserves and thus cannot be compared to a safari in a more established game viewing area like Kruger National Park which has been around for a hundred or so years.
These options fill a very important role in the safari market by offering those persons who have never been on safari and who do not have the time to visit a more established reserve the chance to view Africas wild animals … sometimes for the first time.

This is a affiliate company product so the standard return road transfers are not always operated by African Blue Tours.

Safari Details

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Start Location: Cape Town … if staying in Stellenbosch area then the meeting point will be Butterfly World near the Klapmuts for a collection around 07:30am.
  • End Location: Cape Town … if staying in Stellenbosch area then the drop off point will be Butterfly World near the Klapmuts for a collection around 4:30pm.
  • Departure: Daily on request
  • Departure Time: 05h45 to 07h00
  • Pax.: 2 – 18 guests per vehicle
  • Languages: English
  • Vehicle: Open Safari Vehicle
  • Recommended Pre/Post Tours: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour, Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
  • Departure Time: 05h45 to 07h00

Rates

  • Morning Safari:
    R 1930 pp (self-drive) – R 2820 pp (incl. transport)
    Horseback Safari:
    R 2280 pp (self-drive) – R 3170 pp (incl. transport)
    Quadbike Safari:
    R 2630 pp (self-drive) – R 3520 pp (incl. transport)
    Combo:
    R 3200 pp (self-drive) – R 4090 pp (incl. transport)
    Afternoon Safari:
    R 1450 pp (self-drive) – R 2340 pp (incl. transport)

    ⇒ Children 4-11 years: Half price
    ⇒ Children under 4 years: Free of charge

  • Rates valid until 31/10/2018. Please enquire for peak period rates (20/12/2017 – 10/01/2018)

    Included:

    ⇒ Standard return road transfers, welcome drink, buffet breakfast, game activity, buffet lunch.

    Excluded:

    ⇒ Bar bill, soft drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

  • Private Transfers:

    Avoid spending up to 75 minutes in the vehicle collecting and dropping off other passengers around the city before and after your safari by upgrading to Private Transfers for a later start to the day! We will also only depart the reserve when it suits you (great pool to be enjoyed) and can head over the scenic Bainskloof Pass with some optional wine tasting along the way in either Wellington, Paarl or Stellenbosch. Please enquire for rates and advise number of persons.

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What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

My husband and I spent a very full day with Matthew as our guide. He picked us up at the guest house where we were staying at 7 a.m. and drove us to Aquila. We had a nice breakfast there and then boarded our safari truck with about ten other people. Had a super time and were able to see lions, rhinos, zebras, elephants, springboks up close! Our three hour safari was perfect for us as we did not want to do an overnight or multiple night safari. After lunch at Aquila, Matthew drove us to two wine farms, Warwick and Muratie, each very nice, and very different from each other. We did tastings at both and enjoyed the drive through the Stellenbosch area. Saw several baboons sitting on the guard rail of the road, watching us pass by! Matthew is a very fun guy, a safe driver and incredibly knowledgeable. Throughout the ride he pointed out sites of interest and enlightened us with his knowledge of South Africa, its history, culture and current events. Thank you, Matthew, for a terrific day! And thank you, David, for suggesting we combine the two tours by booking private transfers! It was great!
DeeDee & John Nuanes (with Private transfers), USA
“What a service”
5 of 5 starsReviewed
5 March 2015 via mobile
This was the best and easiest trip I’ve ever booked. I’ve been dying to go to Aquila and with just one call it was all organised just like that. David is a legend and made it super easy. He emailed straight away with all the details we needed and a really easy link to make a safe payment. Just super! Thanks Dave x
Emma W
“We booked a 1 day Aquila Safari tour which was a great experience, we saw all of the Big Five. Although the reserve cannot be compared with a ‘real’ safari – the reserve was fenced, and also the lions were separated from the other animals – it was nice to see all the animals such close.”
Martijn Rooijakkers, Canada